YOUNG MEN RISE
Young Men Rise is an in-school mentorship program that focuses on the strengths of young men. The program aims to create a social environment that competes with the risk-taking norms among young men and meets their critical needs for belonging, self-worth, competency, acceptance, purpose, and meaningful identities.
The program uses an evidence-based curriculum created by The Council for Boys and Young Men Research, and it leverages the experience that Lowcountry Youth Services has gained in youth development since its establishment in 2010.
Young Men Rise creates an inclusive environment that respects cultural, family, and spiritual beliefs. It also incorporates cultural practices in the program to provide a holistic approach to mentorship.
Youth can reclaim their hidden, disconnected, emotions, and hereby increase their capacities for healthy risk-taking. Together, they engage positive resources and assets toward developing a safer,more sustainable male identity.
Young Men Rise offers boys and young men access to the strengths and resources of their community to reduce risks and to develop healthy and culturally positive identities and pathways to manhood.